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Hi all, I was put on Mirtazapine 30mg in January this year... I was put up slowly just given the whole 30mg and wasn’t able to budge... I was in a Mother Baby Unit for PTSD, Depression & Anxiety they also used to give me benzos at my request but I was already so drowsy 2 weeks of being a zombie and the 30mg didn’t help with my insomnia at all, after I was discharged I went to my Dr and I said I can’t handle this fatigue my body wants to sleep 15 hours a day minimum - she suggested coming off it in 3 days so I halved a tablet and got brain zaps immediately. Went back and told her and she said to slowly taper even though I was only on it 6-7 weeks in total... Anyway my taper was very slow and I took my last dose last Tuesday the first 2 days were fine and I was happy, able to go get my haircut which is a huge deal with most people that suffer anxiety so you now what I mean! I felt pretty good on 7.5mg & 3.75mg started exercising and felt generally happy... Well now my anxiety is back not as bad as it was but my mind is obsessing over my heart and the rate, how it feels, oh god did it just miss a beat... You get my drift... I’m trying so hard to fight it because I know I’m fine even though I feel like anxious brain is now convincing rational brain otherwise... This insomnia, anxiety & nausea is debilitating... I’m also experiencing weird brain stuff... only way to explain it is if I lay down and close my eyes my mind goes blank & my hearing goes only to come back suddenly it’s horrendous... Or it feels like my mind is pulling itself apart with thought... I woke up 3 times last night and was unable to stop thinking... How long will this last?
Should I go back to 3.75mg?
I’m also experiencing tingling, pins & needles and feelings of getting a flu which might be from lack of sleep.
I’m terrified of Drs now because I feel they just ignore me, they send my anxiety through the roof. I wanted to get Melatonin but you can’t get it in Australia without a script... Stupid I know! Please help xx
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